This Day in GoWYLD History: Seneca Falls Convention



black and white image of 32-cent stamp showing woman votingOn July 19 and 20, 1848, a convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York that helped launch the women’s suffrage movement in the United States.

A search in Britannica Library (or Britannica School) in GoWYLD.net will result in information about the convention, as well as an image of the Declaration of Sentiments. This document, presented at the convention by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, listed the ways that women were treated unfairly and called for women to organize and fight for their rights, such as the right to vote and the right to a college education. Articles in Britannica are available in three reading levels: Children, Young Adults, and Reference Center. In the school version: elementary, middle and high school.

When you select a level, take a minute to scroll down the page. There is so much added content to explore. Each level will vary, but you will find articles, images and videos, biographies, as well as, On this Day, “did you know,” and “can you guess,” Science in Pictures, Compare Countries, an atlas, Animal World (Children’s version), and primary sources.

Britannica can be found in the Browse by Title or under Encyclopedias on GoWYLD.net. These resources are available in all Wyoming libraries and remotely using your Wyoming library card and PIN. For more information, contact your local library or Chris Van Burgh, Database Instruction Librarian at the Wyoming State Library, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

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